ERIC Number: ED303256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Bright Beginnings: Summer Kindergarten.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.
The summer kindergarten program described in this guide is designed to meet the needs of children according to their stages of development and experience. The curriculum grows out of children's interests, learning styles, strengths, and stages of development. Direct experiences though which children can explore and discover constitute the core of the curriculum. Classrooms are organized into learning areas that provide flexible space for organizing materials around a common theme. The guide's three sections focus on the structuring of the first days of program implementation, creation of a learning environment, and enrichment of the curriculum. The first days are discussed in terms of a suggested daily schedule, sample floor plan, summer nutrition, classroom assistants, and prevention of child abuse. The section on creation of a learning environment concerns management routines, the value of play, developing literacy, the limited English proficient child, and integrating the curriculum. Thematic learning materials on becoming acquainted with each other and school, and an English as a second language theme on self, school and sensory experience, are included. The section on enrichment of the curriculum covers finger plays, songs, rhythms, games, neighborhood trips, summer activities, the multicultural classroom, children with special needs, and parent involvement. (RH)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Curriculum Guides, Educational Practices, Enrichment Activities, Kindergarten, Learning Centers (Classroom), Limited English Speaking, Primary Education, Summer Programs, Units of Study
Publication Sales Office, New York City Board of Education, 131 Livingston Street, Room 613, Brooklyn, NY 11201 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Div. of Curriculum and Instruction.